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March 11th, 2020 A year after the “London Patient” was introduced to the world as only the second person to be cured of HIV, The New York Times reports that he is stepping out of the shadows to reveal his identity: He is Adam Castillejo. Six feet tall and...

February 19th, 2020 For SA doctor Brett Lyndall Singh the bond developed with China will not allow him to pack his bags at a time when it faces the coronavirus, which has so far killed close to 2,000 people. According to an IoL report, Singh said his conscience, and...

February 12th, 2020 The Chinese military surgeon who exposed the government’s 2003 cover-up of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic has been under de facto house arrest since last year, according to his friends and family. The Guardian reports that...

February 5th, 2020 Faced with “moral burnout”, Dr Liana Roodt founded Project Flamingo in 2010 to help provide cancer surgery to those who cannot afford it, but urgently need it. The Times reports that operating at Tygerberg and Groote Schuur hospitals in Cape...

February 5th, 2020 TThe World Health Organisation executive board has formally appointed Dr Matshidiso Moeti — Botswana national but South African-born — for a second, five-year term at the helm of the organisation’s Africa region. Moeti pledged to work on...

January 22nd, 2020 Associate Professor Lionel Green-Thompson has been appointed as the new dean of the faculty of health sciences at the University of Cape Town. Green-Thompson joins from the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Gauteng, where he is...

January 15th, 2020 A single sentence during a TV talk show catapulted Italian virologist Roberto Burioni to instant media celebrity status and made him the scourge of anti-vaxxers and other pseudoscience. In May 2016, Roberto Burioni, a virologist at Vita-Salute...

January 15th, 2020 Africa’s premier research fellowship has been awarded to Professor Val Mizrahi, director of the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine at the University of Cape Town (UCT). The award recognises Mizrahi as a pre-eminent scholar who...

January 8th, 2020 When for the first time an astronaut in space had a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), the US space agency called in an outside specialist to establish a method of treatment for DVT in zero gravity. Blood clot expert Dr Stephan Moll, professor of...

December 11th, 2019 A medical student who achieved distinctions in every theory exam over six years was awarded Stellenbosch University’s top student honour.  Jennifer Kate van Heerden, the recipient of this year's coveted Chancellor's Medal, passed every...

November 27th, 2019 Lieutenant-General Zola Dabula has been appointed as the new surgeon-general of the SA Military Health Service, reports eNCA. Dabula has three decades of experience in military health and served as a physician to former president Nelson...
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